Three two-week projects of process-based, video and performance work by Bay Area artists Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole
January 9 – March 7, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Christy Chan, Who’s Coming to Save You?
January 9 – 24, 2015
Chris Kallmyer, Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification: Northern Bureau
January 28 – February 14, 2015
Olivia Mole, YOGAFLOGOGO
February 21 – March 7, 2015
Christy Chan, Chris Kallmyer and Olivia Mole will be in residence at Southern Exposure for two weeks each, transforming the gallery with video installations, live re-enactments, interactive performances and concerts.
Christy Chan presents Who’s Coming to Save You, an installation of videos contemplating race and power in American culture. The work draws from her childhood in rural Virginia, where Chan translated and responded to harassment letters from the Ku Klux Klan on behalf of her immigrant family. In the live performance The Long Distance Call, actors re-enact conversations between Chan and Miss Anne, the KKK seamstress Chan hired to fabricate an authentic Klan robes for her video work.
For his two-week stint at Southern Exposure, sound artist Chris Kallmyer establishes an office space and Northern Bureau headquarters for his ongoing project, the Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification. Continuing their sonic explorations into our experience of weather, the LADWM uses immersive sound, ritual and radical environmental experiments to end the California drought and create weather. Interactive performances include rain-inspired ragas, foggy music, a dance to end drought, a weather opera and a thunderous Valentine’s Day celebration.
In the final segment of Sets, Olivia Mole's YOGAFLOGOGO is a complex set for pre-historical rites where videos explore the theater of endoscopy, pop-culture and amorphous blobs of animated ooze. In the opening night performance, two girls attempt to activate a static-filled television set, their actions inadvertently reflecting symbolic shifts in history, economics and spiritual traditions.
Dedicated support for Sets is provided by the Fleishhacker Foundation and Kenneth Rainin Foundation.